Mika performs during an interlude at the final of the Eurovision Song contest 2022 on May 14, 2022. (MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty)
Fans have rushed to social media to share their love for Mika after he performed a medley of his hits at the Eurovision Song Contest.
The singer took to the stage as voting got underway to perform a medley of his songs, including hits such as “Grace Kelly”.
Eurovision fans rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, with many heaping praise on Mika as the best performer of the night.
Others were reminded of just how popular Mika was in the years after he rapidly rose to fame in 2007, when he had a string of hit singles from his debut album Life in Cartoon Motion.
Me: Did Mika have enough hits to warrant a medley?
Me, 30 seconds later; I COULD BE BROWN, I COULD BE BLUE…#Eurovision
— Richy Craven (@RichyCraven) May 14, 2022
Why didn’t we just have 2 hours of MIKA Medley?!?!?! #Eurovision
— Patricia Herterich (@PHerterich) May 14, 2022
Mika should never present anything ever again but just do that medley on loop til the end of time #Eurovision
— Harrison Brocklehurst (@harrisonjbrock) May 14, 2022
Mika’s medley took me straight back to a very specific weird part of my teenage life which I have frankly had too much rum to contemplate
— Lucy Webster (@Lucy_Webster_) May 14, 2022
— Brad (@braden1986) May 14, 2022
Forgot how many absolute tunes Mika has. What a serve was this medley. #Eurovision
— jaco (@jacobinevdb) May 14, 2022
I never knew how much I needed a Mika medley but apparently I needed it more than life itself #eurovision
— Sophie Hall (@SophLouiseHall) May 14, 2022
— Amanda Baller (@dawnyb) May 14, 2022
Mika medley of hits interval we won
— Brent🇪🇸🇸🇪 (@eurovisionbrent) May 13, 2022
the best part of #EUROVISION is the mika medley, hands down
— jo💫saw MoM (@jojosazul) May 14, 2022
Mika took to the stage as Europe voted for its favourite act at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, which saw 25 performers give it their all in a bid to emerge victorious.
He’s also been winning praise from fans for his collection of matching suits, which come in a variety of colours.
Mika was ‘hounded’ to come out as gay by the media
Mika, who came out as gay in 2012, spoke to PinkNews in 2021, revealing that he was “hounded” to come out by the media in the early days of his career.
“Sexuality, sexualised themes and gender themes were so present in music, and have always been so intrinsically a part of my writing,” Mika told PinkNews.
“The interview part of it felt like a kind of exploitation in the wrong way, and it very quickly became this kind of searching for a defined label, or searching for a ‘scoop’ confirmation in the most cynical sense.
“This being at a point in my life where I hadn’t even come out to my own mum – why am I going to do this with a journalist I’ve never met when I hadn’t come out to my mum?
“Looking back, I was really pressured a lot about labelling myself. I used to feel bad. I now realise that, actually, the journalists that put so much pressure on me should feel bad. It’s not healthy.”